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San Juan Capistrano in Orange County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Mission San Juan Capistrano

 
 
Mission San Juan Capistrano Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, May 22, 2009
1. Mission San Juan Capistrano Marker
Inscription. "Jewel of the Missions" founded on November 1, 1776 by father Junipero Serra, most renown and most beautiful of the California Missions, Quaint little Serra Chapel is California's oldest building still in use. The magnificent ruins of the Great Stone Church are considered the "American Acropolis".
 
Erected by Decorative Arts Study Center.
 
Location. 33° 30.112′ N, 117° 39.765′ W. Marker is in San Juan Capistrano, California, in Orange County. Marker can be reached from Ortega Highway, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 26801 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano CA 92675, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. San Juan Capistrano Mission (a few steps from this marker); The Founding Documents of Mission San Juan Capistrano (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of the Valenzuela Adobe (within shouting distance of this marker); Capistrano Depot (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Welcome to the Los Rios Historic District (about 400 feet away); Garcia Adobe
Mission San Juan Capistrano image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, May 22, 2009
2. Mission San Juan Capistrano
(about 500 feet away); Combs House (about 500 feet away); San Juan Capistrano Jail Cell (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in San Juan Capistrano.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 677 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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